Unemployment Assistance (Amendment) Act, 1935

Wife or husband of offender to be competent witness in legal proceedings.

18.—The wife or husband of a person charged with an offence under any section of the Principal Act, or the Principal Act as amended by this Act, or under any sub-section of a section of this Act may, notwithstanding anything contained in section 1 of the Criminal Justice (Evidence) Act, 1924 (No. 37 of 1924), be called as a witness either for the prosecution or the defence and without the consent of the person charged.